EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Why It’s Good for You:  Olive oil is a building block of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet; high in monounsaturated fats, it helps lower cholesterol.  Because extra-virgin versions aren’t overly refined, they maintain more antioxidants, not to mention vitamin E and oleocanthal, which can reduce inflammation. How to Eat It:  A little goesContinue reading

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When it comes to holiday cookies, these are a delicious family favorite.  Tahini cookies are buttery, light, with a nutty flavor similar to a hybrid between a short biscuit and halva.  Not only are they super simple, they’re tasty and everyone will love them! Tahini Cookies Ingredients: 2/3 cup superfine sugar 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature ScantContinue reading

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STEEL-CUT OATMEAL Why It’s Good for You:  Lightly processed and additive-free, steel-cut oats are “the best way to start a day.”  Like other whole grains, oatmeal is fiber-filled and heart-healthy.  And, its got antioxidants.  Energy-boosting B vitamins and muscle-feeding carbs make it a prime post-exercise pick me-up. How to Eat It: Cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, fruit,Continue reading

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS Why They’re Good for You:  Here’s another healthful cruciferous veggie (meaning: plants from the cabbage family, others include broccoli, cauliflower, and bok choy), but with something extra.  That pungent aroma comes from sulfur compounds called glucosinolates.  They may lower the risk of prostate, lung, stomach, and breast cancers. How to Eat Them:  RoastedContinue reading

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